The Nynehead and District Local History Society

Contact Sheila Rabson: tel 01823 666609; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Society was formed in Autumn 1971 following the 18th World Ploughing Championship (30th September to 2nd October) which was held at Heywood Farm. A small group of residents decided that they would mount an exhibition about the fascinating history of the village. The aim of the Society is to promote research about the village. Over the years, many members have carried out research and have produced publications such as the history of Nynehead Court, Hornshay Farm, the Church, Lord Methuen in South Africa and the most ambitious project to date, the publication of The Book of Nynehead in 2003.

The Society meets on the second Friday of the month between October and May at 7-30pm in the Nynehead Memorial Hall. At each meeting there is guest speaker. During the summer months visits are made to places of interest in the area. The annual subscription is £12 (in 2018/19) and visitors are always welcome (£3 per visit in 2018/19).

The programme for 2018/19 is:-

14th December           Hans Schwarz - Somerset artist - Paul Upton

11th January               A new look at the river Tone - David Rabson

8th February               Off the rails - Martyn Snell

8th March                   Dunkeswell in WWII - Brian Standing

12th April                    Bridgwater cemetery - Dr Miles Peters

10th May                    Members' evening with Bring and Share supper